Estienne de Condé

Rants, Raves, and babblings

Out...
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...and home. All is right with the world, or close enough that it makes no difference.

Still on Prednasone for 16 more days, but the Doc said it would be good for me to be out in the fresh air, as long as I stayed under cover for reasonable periods for the first week or so, and keep my limbs covered and out of the direct sun, keep hydrated, etc. I showed him a pic of me in garb, and he said that would do admirably (and that it suited me!) I explained rapier and armored fighting, so he understood what I do.

No rapier fighting for at least a month, but I can live with that. No armored for a few more after that. I can deal with that as well. I may see if they need help marshaling at coronation, then fight sometime in Sept if I can find a nice low key semi local event event to do it at. Probably won't camp anywhere until War of the Wings, but by then I should be 100% again. I am going to take it slow getting back into fighting, but I am going to be seeking out some folks to try and get some serious instruction as well. Dante, Dom, Conner, et all..I need help. I want to pick up my game in a serious way, and I need instruction. I have some drills that I can do on footwork, lunges etc, but they are just not enough by themselves. My mechanics are just...wrong I think, and I'm tired of that.

it's 2 am, and I can't sleep
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Yup, back in the hospital.

Med stuff, boring!Collapse )

I want to go to the business meeting tomorrow night, as there is lots to discuss I hear. I think I'm going to bury myself in the Barony for a while, and get some things done that I've been wanting to do, now that I have the time - assuming I get outta this place.

Assessments is still very much up in the air. I'm jonesing for an event and seeing friends. If I go, it'll be a daytrip thing. Fighting is out of the question, and even marshaling is open for serious debate. I'm not going to be in any position to be in the open sun for long periods so soon I don't think. But I can try and help out at Troll, which needs doing, and maybe work on finishing my MOL warrant (both of which would be under dayshades). We'll see if it's doable. If I can work it in any way, I plan on being there, if only for a while. I'm not going to do anything to risk my recovery either though, so if the Doc says it's a bad idea, I'll not risk it. I know that my health is more important than any one event, or even several. I'm not loopy enough to risk that ;-) It may be my next event will be Coronation, I certainly hope not!






sick of being sick
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...just sayin'

On the other hand, Since I can't do much of anything else, I can sit here with my leg up and get some embroidery knocked out.

I am not whining!
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But I am venting a little...Collapse )





rate your pain...
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...ARG!

So Zosyn is apparently not cutting it with this infection so they moved me up to vankomycin (sp?). This is their top shelf stuff. It also is IV only and has a course of 7 to 10 days. All off which means I'm probably in here for at least another week. I'm scared to ask where we go if this new stuff doesn't cut it either.

Do you know how much I hate hospitals?

Color me frustrated, pissed, resigned, tortured, and generally unhappy with life right now.

cellulitus sucks
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Being hospitalized for it sucks worse. My right calf is twice the size of my left. Walking on it brings new levels of pain.

I've had it before, about 8 years ago, but it was nothing like this. It's frustrating, because I have no idea how long I'm going to be in here. It will depend on how Dr Z thinks the antibiotics are doing that are currently dripping into my arm. If he thinks they are knocking it down, he'll switch me to the pill form, and let me go home tomorrow hopefully. If not, he'll switch me to a different IV antibiotic, and I'll be stuck here for 10 more days.

~sigh~

hmmm - I get around apparently...
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visited 25 states (50%)
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SCA Meme
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yup, I'm still alive...

GENERAL SCA
- Been an officer? Yes. Knight's Marshal, Herald
- Do you have an SCA name? Yes. Estienne de Condé
- Do you have an SCA persona? Yes, Late 13th
- Changed persona because of different garb? Yes, from late 15th to late 13th ;-)
- Been adopted by a person, household or clan? Kind of =)
- Had a name and/or device accepted by the SCA College of Arms? Yes, argent, three falcons vert
- Had a name and/or device rejected by the SCA College of Arms? nope
- Been taken or taken an apprentice, protégé or squire? Not yet, but this year
- Have rank higher than an Award of Arms? No

EVENTS
- Been an Event Steward/Autocrat? Yes, ToC and A Crown tourney
- Cooked an Event? Nope, but I've cleaned kitchens and done dishes afterwards! Wait, Yes I have, Children's feast at Logan & Rowen's coronation.
- Taught a class at an event? no
- Run an activity at an event? Does that include the activity that is the event?

FIGHTING/MARTIAL ARTS
- Ever fought at an event? Yes
- Ever fought at Pennsic or another War? Yes
- Done a different martial art at an event? Yes
- Ever run a martial activity at an event? Yes
- Fought at an event tourney? Yes
- Ever fought in a Crown Tourney? No
- Won a tourney or contest at an event? No
- Made your own armor? Yes
- Made your own weapons? Yes
- Been a squire? Not yet =)
- Have rank as an archer? No
- Have rank as a fencer? no
- Created a siege weapon? No

ARTS & SCIENCES
- Have you ever entered an A&S contest? No
- Have you ever won an A&S contest? NO
- Ever run an A&S contest? No
- Ever judge/critique items in an A&S contest? Yes
- Ever Word-smithed a scroll? No
- Illuminated a scroll? Not that I've turned in
- Done the Calligraphy for a scroll?
- Made your own paper? No
- Made a book? No.
- Make someone's order medallion? No
- Write someone in for an award? Yes

- Have you ever sewn your own garb? Yes
- Sewn Garb for others? Yes
- Ever been sewing on the way to an event? No
- Ever finished an outfit before an event? Yes
- Researched and completed an outfit from said research? No
- Ever taught a class on sewing? No
- Finished a hat? No

- Do you know how to spin? No
- Ever woven your own fabric? NO
- Do you know how to knit? No
- Do you know how to crochet? No
- Have you ever dyed your own yarn or fabric? No
- Embroidered a garment? Yes, but I cheated and used a machine =)
- Beaded a garment? No
- Ever entertained at a feast? Yes, sang with Sir William at Ice castles year before last
- Ever ran a bardic circle? No
- Ever performed in a bardic circle? Yes
- Had songs requested from you at such? Yes at War of the wings year before last
- Ever competed in a formal bardic? No
- Know any period songs? I know SCA songs...don't know how many of them are "period" if any.

COURT IN THE SCA
- Ran a court as Royalty? No
- Ran a court as Herald? Yes
- Heralded at Court? Yes
- Been an Attendant, Guard or Champion at court? Yes
- Been called to court to receive an award? Yes
- Been called to court to present something? Yes - that is a lot of fun
- Been called to court for punishment? nope
- Been part of a court "shtick"? nope
- Done something while watching court, e.g., spin, sew, embroider? Yes
- Had a royal comment on what you're doing? nope
- Have awards from more than one Kingdom? No

PENNSIC
- Have you ever gone to Pennsic? Yep
- Ever done Zero Night? last year
- How many Pennsics have you gone too? 2
- Ever Taught a class at Pennsic? No
- Taken a class at Pennsic? Yes
- Gone to Opening ceremonies? Yes - it was pretty cool
- Been a waterbearer? Yes
- Placed in a Pennsic tournament? No
- Worked a shift at Chirurgeons Point at Pennsic? No
- Worked a shift as security at Pennsic? Yes, lots last year, it was a blast
- Volunteered in any other capacity? Yes
- Ever merchanted at Pennsic? No
- Gone to the swimming hole, Classic or Family? No
- 'Trolled the Bog for parties?' Yes
- Hosted a party at Pennsic? No
- Been part of a 'Pennsic building project'? No

TRAVEL IN THE SCA
- Ever traveled more than 8 hours each way for a one day event? No
- Gone to a different Kingdom for an event? Oh yes
- Lived in a different Kingdom? No
- Have trailer hitch and trailer? No
- What ridiculous lengths you've gone to get to an event? nothing ridiculous...I'm kinda boring...or I plan well...or something

THE MUNDANE OF THE SCA
- Run out of closet space because of garb/gear? Yes
- Ever crammed more than 4 people into a hotel room? no
- Met your future spouse at an SCA event? No
- Met most past significant others in an SCA setting? no
- Have better research books than your library? No
- Is your tent bigger than your first apartment? No
- How many sewing machines do you have? one
- Own an anvil? had a piece of rail road track that I used for that purpose, but I think I left it at the house when we moved out =/

Blackstone Raids
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This weekend was a blast, plain and simple. I fought Spear all day and really wore myself out. It was one of those "good" kind of tiring days, where you end totally exhausted, yet feeling really accomplished.

So here we go...
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So I bought a new (to me...) RV yesterday. It's an '88 31 Foot Winnebago Super Chief. It has some cosmetic issues, but it's structurally sound, and everything works. I got an amazing deal on it and had to scramble a little, but it's mine now!

Pics here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/50478600@N00/sets/72157616089638865/

I have a few hinges to replace and I need to tighten up the dinette back on one side, replace the shower head with one I like better, etc. All I need to do is add the mattress and personal stuff and I can roll out. It even came with 100 gallons of gas so I can get about 700 or so miles before I have to fill it up again (I had to drive it 130 miles home) ;)

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